Biblical Studies from the CBA

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About the Series

Biblical Studies from the Catholic Biblical Association of America seeks to bridge the gap between the technical exegetical work of the academic community and the educational and pastoral needs of the ecclesial Community. Combining careful exegesis with a theological understanding of the text, the members of the Catholic Biblical Association of America have written these volumes in a style that is accessible to an educated, nonspecialized audience, without compromising academic integrity. 

These volumes deal with biblical texts and themes that are important and vital for the life and ministry of the Church. While some focus on specific biblical books or particular texts, others are concerned with important theological themes with archaeological and geographical issues, and still others with questions of interpretation. Through this series, the members of the Catholic Biblical Association of America are eager to present the results of their research in a way that is relevant to an interested audience that goes beyond the
confines of the academic community.

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Editorial Board

  • General Editor: Sheila E. McGinn
  • Associate Editors: 
    • José Enrique Aguilar Chiu
    • Richard J. Bautch
    • Angela Kim Harkins
    • Peter Spitaler
    • Archie T. Wright

Contibute to the Series

CBA members interested in contributing to this series should contact the General Editor: Sheila E. McGinn (, or one of the Associate Editors: Angela Kim Harkins (, Peter Spitaler (, Richard Bautch (, José Enrique Aguilar Chiu (

The guidelines for the series can be accessed through the link below.


Most Recent Volume

The Shape of Matthew's Story
by Francis J. Moloney SDB

This "reading" of the Gospel of Matthew is neither novel nor groundbreaking. Nor is it universally accepted by commentators on the Gospel. This book does not strive to make detailed exegetical decisions but focus on the "big picture" to show that an early Christian author developed a carefully constructed story from the sources that came to him, and that he shaped them to communicate a “point of view” about God, Jesus Christ, Christian discipleship, and the Christian Church

ISBN: 978-0809155989

Paperback $19.95


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